A power boat crossing through waves at the Oceanside Harbor entrance flipped sideways, tossing a man and his boy into the ocean Sunday.
Lifeguards and police rescued the father and son, who were not seriously injured, in the 12:15 p.m. incident, Oceanside Harbor Police Officer David Cunniff said.
“There was large surf at the Oceanside harbor entrance due to large swells, 8- to 10-foot breakers,” Cunniff said.
The power boat with seven people aboard, while attempting to cross the harbor, did not time it right, or were unaware of the dangerous surf.
“The boat was flipped on its side by a large wave, then righted itself,” Cunniff related. “A young boy and his father fell off the back into the water.”
Injuries to the boaters were minor, mostly ” bangs, bumps and bruises,” Cunniff said.
Cunniff said the Coast Guard subsequently issued a warning to mariners today, to use extreme caution when navigating the harbor entrance due to the exceptionally strong surf.
—City News Service
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